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Oscars 2014


The 85th annual Academy Awards have come to past and Ellen Degeneres, on her 2nd go as host did a good job in moving the long ceremony (clocking in at a final run time of 3 1/2 hours) along. The Academy spread the love all around everyone getting a little piece of the pie. Gravity won 7 awards including Best Director for Alfonso Cuaron. 12 Years A Slave received 3 awards including the biggest prize of the night, Best Picture. There were so many other great moments at the awards from Lupita Nyong’o winning and giving that amazing acceptance speech to the selfie that broke Twitter and John Travolta having a stroke and completely butchering Idina Menzel’s name. You can find all of those moments on Indiewire and TVline. See the full list of winners below. Continue reading Oscars 2014

2014 Oscar Fashions


The 2014 Oscars had some wonderful fashion moments from Lupita Nyong’o to Charlize Theron. They also had a couple of “what the hell were they thinking?” moments. Here are my best and worst dressed of last night’s Academy Awards.




Simple and just beautiful.



She’s wearing the same blue as Amy Adams but the dresses are completely different as well as the styling. This is Sandra Bullock’s best awards season look. She had been very hit or miss so I’m glad that she knocked it for the biggest of the award shows.



She looked so good last night. I wasn’t a fan of the headband but that was about it.  I had to give you three views of the dress.  I love blue so it’s not a shocker that my favorite dresses last night were some variation of my favorite color.  Last night was her night and she delivered in every way possible beginning with this red carpet look.


iwatch2much.comCharlizeTheronShe can do no wrong in my book. She consistently knocks it out of the park except for that time where she had a beautiful metallic gold dress but got a really bad spray tan at the 2004 Oscars where she won for her role in Monster. Black is also one of my favorite colors.














86th Annual Academy Awards - People Magazine Arrivals





2014 Oscar Nomimations

The 2014 Oscar nominations were presented this morning (5:30PST is entirely too early, Who chose this time?) by Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth and new Academy president, Cheryl Boone Isaacs.  Many of the nominations weren’t surprises, but some of the snubs were big ones (No love for the Coen Brothers, Tom Hanks, or Fruitvale Station but yay for Jonah Hill, Christian Bale and The Square). The most random nomination came from the Jackass movie, Bad Grandpa in the category of best makeup. Ok. Check out the full list of nominees after the jump.

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Oscar Fashion 2013

The 85th Annual Academy Awards are finally over. One of the best things about the night is of course the FASHION. It is one of the biggest nights for fashion and the ladies did not disappoint. Check out the gallery for my best and worst of the night.


2013 Oscar Winners

The 85th Annual Academy Awards took place last night and it seems everyone got a bit of love from the academy. Life of Pi was the big winner taking home 4 awards, followed by Argo and Les Misérables with 3. Skyfall, Djanjo Unchained and Lincoln received 2 awards each. Check out the full list of winners.

Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained


Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman

Life Of Pi

Life Of Pi

Anna Karenina

Les Misérables



Searching For Sugar Man

Amour (Austria)

Les Misérables

Zero Dark Thirty & Skyfall

Anne HathawayLes Misérables



Life Of Pi

“Skyfall” from Skyfall
Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth

Chris TerrioArgo

Quentin TarantinoDjango Unchained

Ang LeeLife Of Pi

Jennifer LawrenceSilver Linings Playbook

Daniel Day-LewisLincoln

Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney, Producers

Oscar Nominations Are In

The Academy for Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominations for the 85th Annual Academy Awards were announced this morning. The list is pretty predictable but there were a couple of snubs that were a little surprising.

Lincoln leads the way with 12 nominations and Life of Pi comes right behind it with 11. In the Best Director category Ben Affleck (Argo),  Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty), and Tom Hooper (Les Miserables‘) all got snubbed by the Academy. Oscar history was also made in the Best Actress category with Beasts of the Southern Wild‘s Quvenzhane Wallis becoming the youngest ever Oscar nominee at 9 years of age and Emmanuelle Riva from Amour being the oldest nominee ever at 85 years old. Check out the full list of nominees below.

The 85th annual Academy Awards, hosted by Seth MacFarlane, air on February 24 on ABC at 8/7c.

Best Picture
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Actor
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Denzel Washington, Flight

Best Actress
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Naomi Watts, The Impossible

Best Supporting Actor
Alan Arkin, Argo
Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams, The Master
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Director
Michael Haneke, Amour
Ang Lee, Life of Pi
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Original Screenplay
Amour, Michael Haneke
Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino
Flight, John Gatins
Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola
Zero Dark Thirty, Mark Boal

Best Adapted Screenplay
Argo, Chris Terrio
Beasts of the Southern Wild, Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin, 
Life of Pi, David Magee
Lincoln, Tony Kushner
Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell

Best Animated Feature:
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Wreck-It Ralph

Best Cinematography
Anna Karenina, Seamus McGarvey
Django Unchained, Robert Richardson
Life of Pi, Claudio Miranda
Lincoln, Janusz Kaminski
Skyfall, Roger Deakins

Best Costume Design
Anna Karenina, Jacqueline Durran
Les Misérables, Paco Delgado
Lincoln, Joanna Johnston
Mirror Mirror, Eiko Ishioka
Snow White and the Huntsman, Colleen Atwood

Best Documentary Feature
5 Broken Cameras
The Gatekeepers
How to Survive a Plague
The Invisible War
Searching for Sugar Man

Best Documentary Short
Kings Point
Mondays at Racine
Open Heart

Best Film Editing
Argo, William Goldenberg
Life of Pi, Tim Squyres
Lincoln, Michael Kahn
Silver Linings Playbook, Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers
Zero Dark Thirty, Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg

Best Foreign Language Film
Amour, Austria
Kon-Tiki, Norway
No, Chile
A Royal Affair, Denmark
War Witch, Canada

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Hitchcock, Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane
Les Misérables, Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell

Best Original Score
Anna Karenina, Dario Marianelli
Argo, Alexandre Desplat
Life of Pi, Mychael Danna
Lincoln, John Williams
Skyfall, Thomas Newman

Best Original Song
“Before My Time” from Chasing Ice, music and lyric by J. Ralph
“Everybody Needs A Best Friend” from Ted, music by Walter Murphy; lyric by Seth MacFarlane
“Pi’s Lullaby” from Life of Pi, music by Mychael Danna; lyric by Bombay Jayashri
“Skyfall” from Skyfall, music and lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth
“Suddenly” from Les Misérables, music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil

Best Production Design
Anna Karenina, Production Design: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, production Design: Dan Hennah; Set Decoration: Ra Vincent and Simon Bright
Les Misérables, Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Anna Lynch-Robinson
Life of Pi, Production Design: David Gropman; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
Lincoln, Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Jim Erickson

Best Animated Short
Adam and Dog
Fresh Guacamole
Head over Heels
Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”

Best Live Action Short
Buzkashi Boys
Death of a Shadow 

Best Sound Editing
Argo, Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn
Django Unchained, Wylie Stateman
Life of Pi, Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton
Skyfall, Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers
Zero Dark Thirty, Paul N.J. Ottosson

Best Sound Mixing
Argo, John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia
Les Misérables, Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes
Life of Pi, Ron Bartlett, D.M. Hemphill and Drew Kunin
Lincoln, Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins
Skyfall, Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell and Stuart Wilson

Best Visual Effects
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and R. Christopher White
Life of Pi, Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott
The Avengers, Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams and Dan Sudick
Prometheus, Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley and Martin Hill
Snow White and the Huntsman, Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould and Michael Dawson


Academy Awards 2012

I was going to write some big post on all the best and worst moments from last night’s Oscars but I was clearly bored since I fell asleep sitting up almost 2 hours into the show. So thought I would just post all my Twitter comments as I watched.

Bernice ‏ @Bfonge Getting the awards no one cares about out of the way first I guess.#Oscars

7:45 PM – 26 Feb 12 via web · (In reference to all the cinematography awards handed out at the beginning)

Issa Rae ‏ @issarae I’ve only seen “Dragon Tattoo” and “Tree of Life” — Why the fuck am I watching the Oscars? Because I don’t want “The Help” to win.
Bernice ‏ @Bfonge @issarae Viola is so wonderful though regardless of the movie.
 7:47 PM – 26 Feb 12 via web
Finesse Mitchell ‏ @Finessemitchell I saw “Glory” last night. Denzel should have won for that, and Malcolm X, The Hurricane and Remember The Titans. #TheOscars be TRIPPIN
Bernice ‏ @Bfonge @Finessemitchell I thought Denzel did win a supporting award for Glory
7:58 PM – 26 Feb 12 via web
Very Smart Brothas ‏ @VerySmartBros Has Morgan Freeman ever not been old?
Bernice ‏ @Bfonge @VerySmartBros I was gonna say he wasn’t old in Glory but he was old in that too
8:03 PM – 26 Feb 12 via web
Amber Dowling ‏ @amber_dowling #TheHelp was such a good book, but this #Oscars buzz for the just-OK movie seems a little over the top.
Bernice ‏ @Bfonge @amber_dowling I really think it’s more because of the actors in the movie than for the movie itself.
8:15 PM – 26 Feb 12 via web
Riffykins ‏ @rizzle_sticks I love genuine freak-outs during acceptance speeches. #oscars #gooctavioa
Bernice ‏ @Bfonge @rizzle_sticks I KNOW!!!! I love them so much. Kate Winslet 2 years ago was a good one
8:16 PM – 26 Feb 12 via web
Movieline ‏ @Movieline Okay, folks. Tell us what you think of the Oscars show so far:bit.ly/yyOHiZ
 Bernice ‏ @Bfonge @Movieline boring except for Octavia winning and the focus group bit.
8:24 PM – 26 Feb 12 via web
BackstageOL ‏ @BackstageOL Time to catch up with the Oscars— (had to drive from the radio station)…makeup goes to The Iron Lady..
Bernice ‏ @Bfonge @BackstageOL You aren’t missing much
8:25 PM – 26 Feb 12 via web ·
Riffykins ‏ @rizzle_sticks @MarcoofRoke NOOOOOOOO my first reaction was to scream “Shave it off!!!” at the TV!!! #agreetodisagree  (In reference to Bradley Cooper’s mustache)
Bernice ‏ @Bfonge @rizzle_sticks @MarcoofRoke Hahaha me too. I wonder if his girl Zoe Saldana likes it.
8:26 PM – 26 Feb 12 via web ·
Kristenise Belloyd ‏ @PurelyKris Am I the only one watching the All-Star Game?
Bernice ‏ @Bfonge @PurelyKris No but everyone is bored with that and the Oscars so they are watching Walking Dead or Celebrity Apprentice lol
8:31 PM – 26 Feb 12 via web
Marco Antonio ‏ @MarcoofRoke  F**k maybe I should have seen #Hugo ?
Bernice ‏ @Bfonge @MarcoofRoke No its boring as hell
8:32 PM – 26 Feb 12 via web
Grady Smith ‏ @EWGradySmith The public doesn’t love Hugo as much as the #Oscars – it’s earned $69.4M in 96 days. For reference ‘Journey 2’ has earned $76.5M in 17 days.
 Bernice ‏ @Bfonge @EWGradySmith I have to admit I was bored out of my mind seeing Hugo and I love Scorsese.
8:35 PM – 26 Feb 12 via web

@Bfonge ME TOO.

Riffykins ‏ @rizzle_sticks Harry Potter franchise has one shot left at winning an Academy Award: Visual Effects #oscars #acciooscar
Bernice ‏ @Bfonge @rizzle_sticks Sadly it’s not going to happen. That franchise has been truly robbed of some awards.
8:36 PM – 26 Feb 12 via web
Riffykins ‏ @rizzle_sticks Ooooooh Gwenyth, without the cape we are IN BUSINESS #oscars
8:43 PM – 26 Feb 12 via web
Riffykins ‏ @rizzle_sticks GO RANGO GO!@rizzle_sticks That was the only movie worth winning. Kung Fu Panda 2 come on

8:48 PM – 26 Feb 12 via web
Bernice ‏ @Bfonge God I love Emma Stone

8:54 PM – 26 Feb 12 via web
Enchantee ‏ @Enchantee Harry Potter 7 pt.2 BETTER win something!!!
Bernice ‏ @Bfonge @Enchantee Nope that’s the last award it was nominated for I believe. So sad
8:57 PM – 26 Feb 12 via web
vanhall ‏ @vanhall Everytime I see Owen Wilson I think about how he tried to kill himself! And how could a funny person be so sad
Bernice ‏ @Bfonge @vanhall I think they say most funny people are pretty depressed
9:14 PM – 26 Feb 12 via web
And that was my last tweet before I fell asleep. So I did pretty well. I made it 2hrs and 14 mins into the show. I think being on Twitter during award shows makes it so much better.

Best And Worst Fashion of The Academy Awards

There were some great looks on the carpet and some just meh looks. Not many outright bad dresses this year. It made it a little difficult to come up with a worst or best dressed.


Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs)

Glenn Close looked great yesterday. I think this is the best she has looked in a while. It’s just very age appropriate and fits her body very well. Her makeup and jewelry are great as well.

Octavia Spencer (The Help)

She looks great. This dress looks kind of  like her Globes dress but in a different color. She looks fabulous though. She knows what works for her and her body and she sticks to it. Fantastic. Continue reading Best And Worst Fashion of The Academy Awards

And The Nominees Are…

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 84th Academy Awards this morning.  This year’s most nominated film was Martin Scorsese’s Hugo, with 11 nominations, followed by Michel Hazanavicius’ The Artist, with 10. There were the usual suspects, some surprise and a lot of snubs (Hello Gosling, Fassbender?) The Oscars will be air on ABC on Sunday, Feb. 26 and will be hosted by soon to be 9 time host, Billy Crystal. Check out all the nominees below.

Best Picture
The Artist
The Descendants
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
The Help
Midnight in Paris
The Tree of Life
War Horse 

*Where did Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close come from? I just think that if they were gonna put another movie in that slot that maybe Bridesmaids or The Girl With A Dragon Tattoo should have been there.

Best Director
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Alexander Payne, The Descendants
Martin Scorsese, Hugo
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris 
Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life 

Best Actor
Demián Bichir, A Better Life
George Clooney, The Descendants
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Brad Pitt, Moneyball

Best Actress
Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis, The Help
Rooney Mara, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn

Best Supporting Actor 
Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
Nick Nolte, Warrior
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Max Von Sydow, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

*Jonah Hill was great in Moneyball but I just think it’s kind of funny that the actor that brought us great films like Grandma’s Boy and Accepted is now nominated for an Oscar.

Best Supporting Actress
Bérénice Bejo, The Artist
Jessica Chastain, The Help
Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
Octavia Spencer, The Help 

Best Original Screenplay
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids
J.C. Chandor, Margin Call
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Asghar Farhadi, A Separation

Best Adapted Screenplay
Alexander Payne, Jim Rash & Nat Faxon, The Descendants
John Logan, Hugo
George Clooney, Grant Heslov & Beau Willimon, The Ides of March
Aaron Sorkin & Steven Zaillian, Moneyball
Peter Straughan & Bridget O’Connor, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Best Animated Film
A Cat in Paris
Chico & Rita
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss in Boots

Best Foreign Language Film
Bullhead (Belgium)
Monsieur Lazhar (Canada)
A Separation (Iran)
Footnote (Israel)
In Darkness (Poland)

Art Direction
The Artist
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
War Horse

Costume Design
The Artist
Jane Eyre

Documentary Feature
Hell and Back Again
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory

Documentary Short
The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement
God Is the Bigger Elvis
Incident in New Baghdad
Saving Face
The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom

Film Editing
The Artist, Anne-Sophie Bion and Michel Hazanavicius
The Descendants, Kevin Tent
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall
Hugo, Thelma Schoonmaker 
Moneyball, Christopher Tellefsen

Albert Nobbs, Martial Corneville, Lynn Johnston and Matthew W. Mungle
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng 
The Iron Lady, Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland

Music (Original Score)
The Adventures of Tintin, John Williams
The Artist, Ludovic Bource
Hugo, Howard Shore
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Alberto Iglesias
War Horse, John Williams

Music (Original Song)
“Man or Muppet” from The Muppets, Bret McKenzie
“Real in Rio” from Rio, Sergio Mendes, Carlinhos Brown and Siedah Garrett

Short Film (Animated)
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
La Luna
A Morning Stroll
Wild Life

Short Film (Live Action)
The Shore
Time Freak
Tuba Atlantic

Sound Editing
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
War Horse

Sound Mixing
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
War Horse

Visual Effects
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Real Steel
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Watch The Hunger Games‘ Jennifer Lawrence announce the nominees with Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak.